Cognitive Self Change - How Offenders Experience the World and What We Can Do About It

by Jack Bush, Daryl M. Harris, Richard Jay Parker

Part of the Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology Series

Cognitive Self Change - How Offenders Experience the World and What We Can Do About It Synopsis

This book draws on the latest literature to highlight a fundamental challenge in offender rehabilitation; it questions the ability of contemporary approaches to address this challenge, and proposes an alternative strategy of criminal justice that integrates control, opportunity, and autonomy. Provides an up to date review of the links between cognition and criminal behavior, as well as treatment and rehabilitation Engages directly with the antisocial underpinnings of criminal behavior, a major impediment to treatment and rehabilitation Outlines a clear strategy for communicating with offenders which is firmly rooted in the What Works literature, is evidence-based, and provides a way of engaging even the most antisocial of offenders by presenting them with meaningful opportunities to change Offers hands-on instructions based upon the real-life tactics and presentation of the high-risk offender

Book Information

ISBN: 9780470974810
Publication date: 13th May 2016
Author: Jack Bush, Daryl M. Harris, Richard Jay Parker
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Criminal or forensic psychology,

About Jack Bush, Daryl M. Harris, Richard Jay Parker

Jack Bush has developed and delivered treatment programs for offenders since 1973. His primary focus has been on the processes and strategies of Cognitive Self Change, which he has adapted to high-risk offenders, violent offenders, substance abusers, female offenders, and domestic abusers. He is co-author of the program, Thinking For A Change, published by The National Institute of Corrections (Washington D.C.). Daryl M. Harris is a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist working with the Gwent Forensic Rehabilitation Service. He is also director of Positive Approaches to Crime and Exclusion (PACE) Ltd. This organisation has supported the implementation of Cognitive Self ...

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